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Anti-gay group: ‘Homosexual’ TSA staff ‘secretly turned on’ by patdowns

The head of an anti-gay group is warning travelers that homosexual agents of the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) may be getting secret satisfaction out of airport security pat-downs. His warning adds a homophobic spin to the controversy surrounding new security procedures enacted by the TSA, which have been described as…

Green Party: ‘Whether you elect Democrats or Republicans, you’re getting a GOP agenda’

Democrats are shifting to the right and abandoning their progressive values, a top Green Party official charged in an interview, arguing the liberal standard-bearers can no longer be “rehabilitated” and voters ought to consider a third choice. “This is a very opportune moment to tell people that whether you elect…

AP analysis: Could GOP be playing into Democrats’ hands?

Being simply the “party of no” against President Barack Obama has worked well for Republicans all year, and they’re poised for big election gains. But now, after internal GOP debate and relentless White House goading, Republicans eager to show voters that they’re ready to govern and that they stand for…

GOP to unveil new ‘Contract with America’ Thursday

House Republicans to outline new election-year agenda focused on pocketbook issues, security House Republicans are planning to unveil a roughly 20-point election-year policy agenda Thursday at a hardware store in suburban Virginia. GOP officials said party leaders will go public with a plan focused on jobs, spending, health care, national…

Obama slams wealthy critics: ‘They talk about me like a dog’

Appearing at a union rally in Wisconsin to mark Labor Day, President Barack Obama took a moment to depart from his speech, offering an apparently candid reaction to the rhetoric of his most wealthy and powerful critics: the entrenched “special interests” that dominate Washington, D.C. Remarking on efforts to bolster…

Beck dismisses economic agenda of civil rights movement

Fox talk show host Glenn Beck has said that his “Restoring Honor” rally would “reclaim” the civil rights movement, but there is one important part of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s agenda that he doesn’t intend to restore. Beck told Fox News’ Chris Wallace Sunday that he doesn’t agree with…

Liberal blog: ‘F*ck tea’ campaign forgets ‘bigger a**hole rule’

When the Tea Party movement sprang up last year, it was presented as a non-partisan grassroots insurgency, making it difficult for Democrats and progressives to fight back. But now that it has settled into a more conventional role as the right wing of the Republican Party — even being represented…

Beck: Conservative agenda means dismantling federal government

Responding to President Barack Obama’s recent comment that Republicans have no new ideas, Fox host Glenn Beck said the conservative movement — or at least the tea party branch — is actually promoting a novel idea in American politics: Dismantling the federal government. Speaking at a Democratic fundraiser earlier this…

Democrats, GOP push dueling conclusions on Kagan

Democrats and Republicans presented dueling portraits Tuesday of Elena Kagan and the Supreme Court she’s seeking to join at the start of a politically charged debate over her fitness to be a justice, making what amounted to closing arguments before a near-certain confirmation vote by week’s end. Democrats praised President…

Analysis: Dems enacted much of Obama’s agenda

Far-reaching legislation aimed at reining in Wall Street marks the latest and likely the last major achievement by President Barack Obama and the Democratic-controlled Congress, an 18-month partnership that strove simultaneously to fix a battered economy and enact sweeping changes to health care, education and more. Whatever the longer term…

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